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Bringing Zion Home
Bringing Zion Home (February 2015)
Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948-1967
Emily Alice Katz - Author

Demonstrates how American Jews used culture—art, dance, music, fashion, literature—to win the hearts and minds of postwar Americans to the cause of Israel.

Bringing Zion Home examines the role of culture in the establishment of the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel in the immediate postwar decades. Many American Jews first encountered Israel through their role...(Read More)
 
 
The Sage Returns
The Sage Returns (February 2015)
Confucian Revival in Contemporary China
Kenneth J. Hammond - Editor
Jeffrey L. Richey - Editor

An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.

Until its rejection by reformers and revolutionaries in the twentieth century, Confucianism had been central to Chinese culture, identity, and thought for centuries. Confucianism was rejected by both Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong’s Communist Party, which characterized it as an ideology of reaction and repression. Yet th...(Read More)
 
 
We, the Students and Teachers
We, the Students and Teachers (January 2015)
Teaching Democratically in the History and Social Studies Classroom
Robert W. Maloy - Author
Irene S. LaRoche - Author

Provides practical applications of democratic teaching for classes in history/social studies education, multicultural and social justice education, community service and civic engagement, and education and public policy.

We, the Students and Teachers shows history and social studies educators how to make school classrooms into democratic spaces for teaching and learning. The book offers practical strategie...(Read More)
 
 
An Irrepressible Conflict
An Irrepressible Conflict (December 2014)
The Empire State in the Civil War
Robert Weible - Author
Jennifer A. Lemak - Author
Aaron Noble - Author
Harold Holzer - Foreword by

Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.

An Irrepressible Conflict documents the pivotal role New York State played in our nation’s bloodiest and most enduring conflict. As the wealthiest and most populous state in the Union, the Empire State led all others in supplying men, money, and material to the causes of unity and freedom. New York’s experience provides significant...(Read More)
 
 
Ingenious Machinists
Ingenious Machinists (December 2014)
Two Inventive Lives from the American Industrial Revolution
Anthony J. Connors - Author

Uses the stories of two inventors who took different paths to examine the early industrial revolution in New York and New England.

Ingenious Machinists recounts the early development of industrialization in New England and New York through the lives of two prominent innovators whose work advanced the transformation to factory work and corporations, the rise of the middle class, and other momentous change...(Read More)
 
 
Red God
Red God (December 2014)
Wei Baqun and His Peasant Revolution in Southern China, 1894-1932
Xiaorong Han - Author

The career of communist revolutionary Wei Baqun, one of China’s “three great peasant leaders” and man of the southern frontier.

Robin Hood–style revolutionary Wei Baqun is often described as one of China’s “three great peasant leaders,” alongside Mao Zedong and Peng Pai. In his home county of Donglan, where he started organizing peasants in the early 1920s, Wei Baqun came ...(Read More)
 
 
Why Hawks Become Doves
Why Hawks Become Doves (December 2014)
Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel
Guy Ziv - Author

Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.

Why do hawkish leaders change course to pursue dovish policies? In Why Hawks Become Doves, Guy Ziv argues that conventional international relations theory is inadequate for explaining these momentous foreign policy shifts, because it underestimates the importance of leaders and their personalities. Applying insights from...(Read More)
 
 
Yonkers in the Twentieth Century
Yonkers in the Twentieth Century (December 2014)
Marilyn E. Weigold - Author
Yonkers Historical Society - Author

Traces the economic, political, and social evolution of New York State’s fourth largest city during the twentieth century.

Yonkers in the Twentieth Century chronicles the decline and rebirth of the fourth largest city in New York State, once known as “the Queen City of the Hudson” and “the City of Gracious Living.” Previously an industrial powerhouse, the city’s factories turned out ...(Read More)
 
 
Regulating Desire
Regulating Desire (November 2014)
From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess
J. Shoshanna Ehrlich - Author

Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women’s sexuality in the United States.

Starting with the mid-nineteenth-century campaign by the American Female Moral Reform Society to criminalize seduction and moving forward to the late twentieth-century conservative effort to codify a national abstinence-only education policy, Regulating Desire explores the legal regulation of ...(Read More)
 
 
The Losing War
The Losing War (October 2014)
Plan Colombia and Beyond
Jonathan D. Rosen - Author

Critical analysis of Plan Colombia, a multibillion dollar US counternarcotics initiative.

Plan Colombia was an ambitious, multibillion dollar program of American aid to the country of Colombia to fight that nation’s recreational drug industry. First signed into law by President Clinton in 2000, the program would, over a twelve year period, provide the Colombian government with more money than every other cou...(Read More)
 
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